Education and Students
The International Human Rights Law Institute is pleased to announce available scholarships. All interested second and third year DePaul University College of Law students are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send an updated resume, a letter of interest, and a 2 page paper briefly analyzing the applicable law involved in one of the projects listed below to IHRLI Associate Director Catherine Diebel at email@example.com by August 31, 2012.
Selected applicants will serve as IHRLI Fellows for the full academic year. Each IHRLI Fellow will be assigned to a specific project at IHRLI which will be supervised by IHRLI staff and faculty. Fellows will also have the option of choosing a collaborative research project with a College of Law faculty member, with the topic of the project chosen by the faculty member and Fellow in joint consultation. In addition to responsibilities associated with each project, IHRLI Fellows will be expected to attend weekly meetings, attend office hours, attend IHRLI events and write event synopses.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Application deadline is August 31. Interviews will be completed by September 5, and notification will be sent by September 7.
IHRLI Fellows will be assigned to one of the following projects:
Project 1: International Humanitarian Law. Fellow will be expected to know or learn international humanitarian law concepts, and to assist in staging a regional international humanitarian law workshop in October. Fellow will then assist in organizing, monitoring and analyzing academic papers flowing from the workshop or in response from the call for papers, as well as planning and staging a spring symposium and academic paper presentation.
Project 2: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Convention on the Rights of the Child: IHRLI Fellows assigned to this project will assist in planning and implementing public awareness campaigns and trainings aimed at promoting public awareness of existing protectionary laws. This project will include researching relevant protections under international law and domestic law of selected country, developing culturally relevant materials to be used in trainings and to be distributed to local populations and assisting in the planning and implementation of training sessions.
Project 3: International Refugee Law. Fellow will work to organize and stage international refugee law speaker and discussion events, research international refugee law topics and monitor international events for application to refugee law.
Project 4: Enforcement Mechanisms of International Human Rights Law): IHRLI Fellows assigned to this project will assist in researching and writing a paper on international human rights law monitoring systems, particularly focusing on that of Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Project 5: Comparative law research and writing project. Fellow will research and write an academic paper on the impacts of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.
Please direct any general inquires to IHRLI Associate Director, Catherine Diebel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-362-5385. Please direct project specific questions for Projects 2 and 4 to Director of International Projects, Elisabeth Ward, at email@example.com or (312) 362-5721.
Application deadline is August 31.
The International Human Rights Law institute (IHRLI) is committed to DePaul University’s mission of education excellence and social justice. IHRLI faculty and staff teach courses on international law and human rights law at DePaul University College of Law. IHRLI offers students research opportunities, and hosts seminars, lectures and conferences which involve substantial student input. Interested students should contact Associate Director Catherine Diebel for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (312) 362-5385.